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Opinion poll: Optimist readers support bans on gas powered leaf blowers

Here are the results of our latest online poll question
According to the motion approved by Vancouver’s council, small gasoline engines found in lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other garden equipment pollute at a higher rate than other equipment and vehicles.

The Optimist polled 475 Optimist readers and asked the question: Do you think Metro Vancouver should ban gas powered leaf blowers across the Lower Mainland?

The poll ran from March 1 to 8. Of the 475 votes, we can determine that 187 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

YES 57.22% local, 50.95% total    
NO 42.78% local, 49.05% total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner and or Tsawwassen. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 4.45%, 19 times out of 20.

Delta Optimist uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.